On June 8, 2021, the AMA held a webinar in the AMA STEPS Forward™ series: “Crossing the divide: Building bridges between physicians and administration.”
Trust between health care organization leaders and front-line clinicians is essential, but far too often this trust is low or absent altogether.
In this webinar, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, discussed where both roles may find new opportunities for alignment, in order to build relationships in which physicians can regain professional control while supporting enterprise-wide success.
Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
CEO and principal
Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, is a thought leader on reducing physician burnout and advisor to C-level executives pursuing organizational well-being. He has had multiple C-level roles in health care organizations, including CEO of the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, where he led a transformation that moved physician satisfaction from p45 to p87 on AMGA’s Provider Satisfaction Survey. His contributions to the field include co-authoring the book Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, speaking internationally, and blogging regularly at pauldechantmd.com.